The Tampa Bay Lightning is looking to rebuild after missing the NHL Playoffs in the 2016-17 season. The Lightning finished the NHL season with a 42-30-10 record. Look for the Tampa Bay Lightning to get back to the 2017-18 NHL playoffs and make a run at the Stanley Cup Finals.
Founded in 1992, the Tampa Bay Lightning already have a Stanley Cup Championship banner hanging in their rafters. The Lightning is consistently a NHL playoff team year after year and have accumulated a great deal of success in a short period.
The Lightning have a strong development program in the AHL (Syracuse Crunch) and ECHL (Kalamazoo Wings) teams. They play in the very competitive Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference against teams like the Boston Bruins, Buffalos Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs.